Last month, someone contacted me about creating social media plans in libraries. From our email exchange, I think she was a bit surprised when I said that I think social media plans often get in the way and are a waste of resources. I told her that I could not send her a sample social […]
This post was written by Kasia Grabowska for last semester’s LIS 768: Library 2.0 & Networking Technologies class. Kasia has allowed me to repost it here. After doing brand monitoring research for the past few weeks, looking closely at Skokie Public Library (and not so closely at several other libraries), I decided to put together a list of […]
Don’t miss: http://www.asaecenter.org/PublicationsResources/ANowDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=36272 One of the stumbling blocks for libraries when we talk about blogging is the fact that so many library blogs never get comments. This article – focused on associations – might be very useful for strategic planning for the library blog. I especially like this one: 2. Open and easy. If you really […]
Here’s a 1:00 screencast for utipu.com; it’s that easy to download and fire up. 1. Goto http://www.utipu.com/app/download 2. After download, run executable. 3. Launch and press record. 4. Goto http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_upload and upload your video All together took about 8 minutes from download to upload. This is an easier way, perhaps, than saying: “Okayyyy….first click on…“ […]
Do you notice the seams in your socks? Are there any to notice? Your coffee mug handle, fit nicely in your hand? Clearing that paper jam without saying, “What do you mean paper still stuck?” Does your RSS reader make it easy to forward cool stuff? How about a planner? Paper or electrons? What’s easier […]
Web 2.0 & Libraries, Part 2: Trends and Technologies by Michael Stephens Social software, more ubiquitous than ever, continues to have a profound impact on information and communication in the Information Age. From the American Library Association to social software news aggregation, it's clear the trend toward utilizing "Web 2.0" technologies for information and communication […]
Word doesn’t know ‘kerfuffle’ or ‘Flickr’ Originally uploaded by mstephens7 Working on my LTR!
Greetings from the ultra-cool Traverse Area District Library, where I am embedded on the second floor working on my second installment of Library Technology Reports. This issue is a followup to last year’s Web 2.0 & Libraries: Best Practices for Social Software. This year it’s “Web 2.0 & Libraries, Part 2: Trends and Technologies, and […]
Dion Hinchcliffe posts an overview of the best of Web 2.0 for 2006: http://web2.wsj2.com/the_best_web_20_software_of_2006.htm Amongst the choices are some of my favorites as well: Netbvibes and YouTube.
Director, are you Blogging?? Via the Church of the Customer Blog: If CEOs blogged, they would save considerable time on hundreds of weekly emails that ask roughly the same types of questions. That’s part of Debbie Weil’s thesis in The Corporate Blogging Book. “Why not do it more efficiently?” she writes. “Instead of a one-to-one […]